Irish Music, this week and beyond

burningbridgetclearyHarleysville Celtic sensation Burning Bridget Cleary will be celebrating St Patrick’s Day at the Musikfest Cafe, 101 Founders Way (SteelStacks), Bethlehem, PA with a concert and CD release party, beginning at 7:30 p.m. Tickets are $12-$18 in advance, $15-20 at the door. Doors open and dinner service begins at 6 p.m. There is a $10 per person food & beverage minimum on all table and bar seating.

Across the river in Bethlehem, Donegal Square, located in the historic district at 534 Main Street, Bethlehem, PA, is featuring live music and Irish dance all week long.  Most of the St. Patrick’s Day (week) events will be happening in McCarthy’s Red Stag Pub (behind the store). The Lehigh Valley based  O’Grady-Quinlan Academy of Irish Dance performs from noon – 2 p.m. on Thursday, March 17th, followed by recording artist and Bethlehem native Heidi Ott signing her latest CD from 2 p.m. – 4 p.m. (she will be performing later in the evening, from 5 p.m. – 8 p.m.), and then another Irish dance performance from 3p.m. – 4 p.m. by members of the O’Grady-Quinlan Academy of Irish Dance. The Rogue Diplomats will close out the evening with a concert from 9 p.m. – midnight. If you can’t get out, or already have plans for Thursday, there’s always Friday when Serene Green will take the stage from 9 p.m. – 11 p.m. The live music continues on at McCarthy’s with Pipers Request playing Saturday night from 9 p.m. – 11  p.m. and traditional Irish music performed by Poor Man’s Gambit during Sunday Brunch from 11 a.m. – 1 p.m., on March 20, 2016.

Poor Man’s Gambit will also be performing at Godfrey Daniels, 7 E Fourth Street, Bethlehem, PA,  on Thursday, St. Patrick’s Day beginning at 7:30 pm. I strongly recommend you buy your tickets in advance!

If you prefer to plan a bit further in advance, now is the time to buy your ticket for the April 22nd Celtic Concert with Charlie Zahm. Tickets are $20 for this Friday night fundraiser for and at the Pottstown Public Library, 500 E. High Street. Refreshments are provided by Manatawny Still Works.

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